On October 20, the ceremony of the Corporate Responsibility Award 2022 'Business for SDGs’ was held in Tbilisi, organized by the Global Compact Georgia Network.
The award aims to develop the standards of corporate responsibility in Georgia and to encourage business involvement in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
With the support of the Swedish Government and the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, the Corporate Responsibility Award 2022 was organized for the fifth time in Georgia and 128 companies participated in it.
The winners were announced in the following nominations:
SDG 4 – Quality Education
Bank of Georgia
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Bank of Georgia
SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
SDG 17 Partnerships for the GoalsQwerty - Supergmiri
For outstanding efforts to champion SDGs special nomination of Global Compact Network Georgia was awarded to Nino Kvernadze, Executive Director at Adjara Group Hotels.
This year media representatives were awarded the nomination, Media for Responsible Business in Georgia - Best TV report - Mariam Vachnadze and Best digital article – Aleksandre Gvindadze.
Winners were awarded by The Ambassador of the United States, H.E. Ms. Kelly Degnan, Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Ulrik Tideström, Ambassador of Japan to Georgia, H.E. Mr. Akira Imamura, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Mr. Stefan Sirbu, EBRD Regional Director for the Caucasus, Ms. Catarina Bjorlin Hansen, First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine, Mr. Oleksandr Shulha and the Adviser of President of National Bank of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Bakradze.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, business sector, international organizations, government, and media.